I'm also afraid of taking a misstep and slipping off the end of the diving board or--better yet--not jumping out far enough and smacking my head against the concrete platform. So, the closest thing to diving I've done is jumping feet-first off the 3m springboard at swim practice when I was like 10 and again off the 3m platform when I was like 16. My stomach flew up into my throat both times. I'm pretty sure I'll never do it again.
Still, it's fascinating to watch. How they manage to twist and spin and somersault and still dive head-first into the water is amazing.
Speaking of diving head-first ... today's bonus prize features a reluctant girl detective who dives head-first into a fashionable mystery when her favorite tacky knock-off is stolen. LULU DARK CAN SEE THROUGH WALLS by Bennett Madison.
Lulu Dark is the anti-Nancy—a chic, tough-talking city girl who never meant to get involved in a mystery.
But when her favorite purse is stolen during a Many Handsomes concert, Lulu knows she has to get it back. After all, it was one of a kind—and the lead singer’s phone number was stashed inside! Lulu dives deep into the fray along with her friends Daisy and Charlie, and discovers a twisted mystery involving a rock star, a rich socialite, a loony landlord, and a serious case of mistaken identity.
Contest entry question of the day is: Have you ever done something scary? How did you wind up doing it? Did you have to talk yourself into it? When I was seventeen, I went from the heart of the Midwest to start college in New York. As in New York City. It was a huge change and a huge leap of faith. There was a point, before I made the final decision, where I thought, "Omigod, if I go to New York I'm going to be mugged and murdered." For about two minutes I was terrified. And then logic set in. I countered my fear with this realization: If everyone in New York were mugged and murdered ... there'd be no one left to live there. Since that obviously is not the case (population 8.2 million and counting) then maybe that didn't have to be my determining factor. I went to New York and have never once regretted the decision. (And never once got mugged or murdered, knock on wood.)
Answer this question: Have you ever done something scary?
(1) copy of OH. MY. GODS. or teaser of GODDESS BOOT CAMP
(1) copy of LULU DARK CAN SEE THROUGH WALLS by Bennett Madison
Enter below and check back tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that) for a new contest. Winners of all contests will be posted on August 25th.
And don't forget the other contests:
Gold Medal Contest
COOP 1 I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuenhert
COOP 2 CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noel
COOP 3 HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE by Tina Ferraro
COOP 4 REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and TWISTED SISTERS by Stephanie Hale
COOP 5 SHRINK TO FIT by Dona Sarkar and VIOLET IN PRIVATE by Melissa Walker